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Your burning questions: answered

How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

When is it time to replace a water heater?

Although regular water heater maintenance and water heater repair may extend the life of your hot water heater, it won’t last forever. Most water heaters have a life expectancy of about 10 years. Many water heaters need to be replaced when they’re 8-12 years old — that’s when they start to show signs of fatal wear, such as leaking around the base of the tank. A water heater should be replaced when it fails to sufficiently heat water for the home; if your heater is operating erratically, check first for a blown fuse or a tripped breaker to make sure an electrical issue isn’t causing the problem. Another time to replace a water heater is when you want to upgrade to either a larger model or a more energy-efficient one.

How much does it cost to install a hot water heater?

You’ll know when it’s time to install a new water heater. Water heater installation costs average between $360 and $780 nationally, with rates increasing depending on the project. The total project cost will be higher when you include the cost of the heater itself. Select your new water heater based on the number of occupants in your home and the number of gallons of capacity you’ll need. Installation costs can vary based on the type of water heater you are removing and the type you are installing, any necessary repairs, regional cost of labor, and whether disposal of the old heater is included. Natural gas water heaters retail on average between $650 and $900 for standard models. Electric water heaters range between $300 and $700 for standard models. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $250 and $700 for standard models. Tankless gas water heaters retail on average between $200 and $1,300.

A company may charge approximately $1,000 to replace a 50-gallon tank-style electric water heater (not including any upgrades required by building codes). Replacing a gas-powered water heater might cost $1,100 (not including code upgrades). Some companies roll the disposal of an old heater into the overall cost of the new water heater installation. Other professionals charge an additional removal fee that can range from $35 to $150.

Why is my hot water not working?

The most common complaint among homeowners is that their hot water isn’t working — and the water heater is generally the culprit. Typically, it isn’t making the water as hot as you’d like it to be. When the water isn’t hot enough — or isn’t hot at all — run through this troubleshooting checklist for basic water heater repair tasks:

  • Make sure the power is connected to the heater, then reset the thermostat.
  • If it’s a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is lit.
  • Raise the temperature setting on the thermostat.

If these stops don’t lead to hot water, it’s time to either check the heating element in an electric water heater or the burner unit and gas control valve in a gas-powered heater. A water heater repair and maintenance company can handle these repair jobs. However, if your hot water heater is eight years or older, it may be time to replace the water heater instead of repairing it.

Who can fix a water heater?

When a water heater stops running effectively, it’s best to hire a water heater repair professional to troubleshoot the problem. Whether it’s a plumbing company that offers water heater repair services or a provider specializing in water heater repair and maintenance, most repair companies offer same-day service as well as weekend and after-hours emergency calls. Usually, water heater repair professionals are experts in both electric and gas systems, as well as tank and tankless heaters, and can repair any kind of unit.

Why is the water in my house not getting hot?

If the water in your house is not getting hot, it may be time for water heater repair. Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400, depending on the problem and materials. Competent homeowners may also be able to try DIY fixes, whether they have a traditional gas or electric water heater or a tankless gas or electric heater. Troubleshooting the different issues that can arise with each of the styles requires some knowledge of how they operate and what red flags to look out for. For a natural gas water heater, the first step is to check whether the pilot light has gone out. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s directions if you want to relight it yourself. If you smell gas, stop everything and call your gas company — the smell could signal a dangerous gas leak. If your household’s water is not getting hot enough, you can try increasing the temperature on the water heater’s front dial above the standard setting of 120 degrees; for safety, always turn off electricity to the unit before adjusting temperatures. If you keep running out of hot water, your household may simply need a higher-capacity water heater, so consider upgrading. Quick professional fixes include replacing the thermostat or heating elements and cleaning and repairing the thermocouple.

How much does it cost to install a tankless hot water heater?

Tankless water heaters usually cost more to install than traditional tanks, because many homes need to be retrofitted to accommodate the new system. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $150 and $1,200, and tankless natural gas water heaters retail between $200 and $1,300 on average. The lower prices ($150-$250) are generally for point-of-use tankless heaters that can be installed to boost hot water in high-demand areas such as the bathroom or kitchen sink. Tankless water heaters designed to heat whole homes usually start under $300 at the low end and go up to $1,400 or more. Pricing for whole-home varies with the heater’s technology and features. Nationally, standard water heater installation costs average $360-$780, but tankless water heater installation costs may range from $400 to $1,000, depending on the work needed. Some perks of tankless water heaters are that they have nearly double the life expectancy of traditional water heaters and are generally more cost-efficient. Homeowners may be able to save $100 or more per year on their utility bills with an Energy Star approved tankless heater, depending on how much hot water they use.

How much does it cost to fix a hot water heater?

Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400 or more. Water heater repair costs will depend on the type of water heater you have (tankless, electric, natural gas, etc.), the source of the problem, the cost for new parts, and labor rates in your area. Common water heater issues include problems with the thermocouple, thermostat, heating element and leaks. Most standard electric water heaters have two thermostats and two elements. One example for the cost to replace a bad thermostat is $185 for parts and labor. Replacing both the thermostat and the heating element could cost approximately $150-$200. The thermocouple is a safety device that senses when the pilot light is burning and signals the gas valve to close if the pilot light goes out. If your thermocouple is bad or corroded, the average cost to clean and repair it could be between $350 and $400. If your water heater has started to leak, it is usually more cost-effective to invest in a new water heater than to repair it, unless you’re covered by a warranty.

How much do new water heaters cost?

The cost of a new water heater depends largely on the type and size of the heater. The average national cost for a new water heater installation including a 40- to 50-gallon tank is $350-$780. Most homes don’t need larger tanks, but they are available — for a price. The average difference between a 50-gallon tank and a 75-gallon tank (the next most common size) ranges from $400 to $600. Hundred-gallon tanks are also available, and they can cost double or triple the price of a 50-gallon tank from the same manufacturer. New water heaters tend to be far more energy-efficient, so they can cut energy costs; homeowners may also be eligible for a new water heater rebate from their local utility company.

Typically, tankless water heaters, which heat water only when you need it, cost more but can save about 25 percent of annual water heating costs, on average. They also lose only 5 percent of their energy compared with a tank unit’s 30 percent energy loss. Note, too, that a water heater with a tank has a life expectancy of 10 years, while tankless units generally last about twice as long.

The final expense to consider is a possible disposal fee to get rid of the old water heater; some companies include it in the price, while others charge an average of $35-$150.

Reviews for Marietta water heater professionals
Richard J.
Great job! Less than 3 hours I had new bigger and better water heater with great warranty and no hassle! I recommend them for all your water heater needs
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
Greg h.
Very responsive and provided a high quality water heater at a reasonable price. TKs
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
Seth P.
Put in the extra effort to install water heaters and came back to fix a small leak.
JJ’s PlumbingJJ’s Plumbing
Manny C.
Phil was the technician that replaced my water heater, really nice guy, completed the job quick, my new water heater looks great. Got a really good deal for a 50 gallon unit. I will recommend this company to any of my friends and family.
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
Leonard O.
Derek was clear and informative with his communication prior to and during the installation of our water heater. He competed the job with exceptional professional and was kind to myself and my family. He explained the installation and detailed recommendations for maintaining the water heater. This was a job that I was concerned about, but Derek was outstanding and I've already recommended him to my next door neighbor in the market for a new water heater. I will be calling him back for any additional plumbing needs that arise!
Georgia Master PlumbingGeorgia Master Plumbing
Linda P.
Installed a new hot water heater and new gas lines. Would recommend him to my friends.
Georgia Master PlumbingGeorgia Master Plumbing
Caroline W.
Talented licensed professional that helped us with our water heater issues quickly and thoroughly. Thanks again!
The Neighborhood PlumberThe Neighborhood Plumber
Dorien o.
Installed a new water heater. Service was awesome. Very responsive to any question you may have.
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
Michael W.
PNG did a fantastic job replacing our water heater! They were extremely responsive, efficient and offered a very fair price. They also went above and beyond by replacing old piping and installing an expansion tank to get us to code! I would highly recommend them for any plumbing or water heater work that needs to be done!
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
Eric F.
The old water heater started to leak. Found HWS on the web with great reputation. Darrin responded quickly. After clarifying a few details, he provided me with a reasonable quote. Bottom line, I had a brand new water heater the next day. Very happy with the work. Superb service at a reasonable price! Thanks Darrin!
Hot Water Solutions LLCHot Water Solutions LLC
Andy C.
Derek Cudihy did an excellent service installing Water Heater. He was professional and would re hire him for other Plumbing jobs.
Georgia Master PlumbingGeorgia Master Plumbing
Lrg L.
Phil and team came out and replaced a water heater, answered all my questions, and provided professional service at a good value. Would definitely recommend.
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
Michael M.
Justin was able to accommodate my work schedule and came after I arrived home. During the water heater replacement he answered any questions I had and let me know if anything was going to be updated (i.e. water heater was sitting on a pan and was too tall so had to be moved to floor). They did an awesome job and I will definitely be using them for any of my other plumbing needs
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
Laura M.
Such a joy to work with! He was early, knowledgeable and was able to love our hot water heater back 12” with no problem. He even took the time to explain to us how to fix our water line to the fridge. 10/10 will request him on future jobs!
Hot Water Solutions LLCHot Water Solutions LLC
Bill A.
Had PNG Plumbing both replace an existing tankless electric water heater and also replace 70ft. of original cast iron drain pipe with pvc. We were most pleased with their willingness to work with us to develop an optimized lower cost solution to our water heater needs. Both jobs were completed efficiently on time and to estimate. We were very pleased with their work and would highly recommend them to friends or family.
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
David H.
Just fantastic, start to finish. Almost immediate response to my inquiry on a Sunday night, then appointment set for the next morning, and new hot water heater was in within 3 hours of the initial visit. Amazing!
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
Muthu B.
Requested for parallel installation of two water heaters, and specific model. Quoted quickly and showed up on time. Did a clean job and cleaned up well at the end. Very pleased and will use for any plumbing need in the future.
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
Jordan W.
Incredibly responsive. Got the a new water heater delivered and installed the next day for a great price! The team was efficient in taking out my old unit and replacing old lines to make sure everything was up to code. Highly recommend.
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
Pavel B.
These guys are awesome. They came out within two hours of my contacting them about a leaking water heater, gave me a very fair quote to replace the ancient system with a new tankless, and did the job that same day. Excellent quality work, clean and professional.
The Plumb MedicThe Plumb Medic
Pat B.
Seriously, it's rare to find such superior service now a days. While waiting on a cash out check from our warranty company, our water heater set up sprung a leak. Kristopher was contacted and sprung into action immediately and was at our house with a new water heater within a matter of hours. He was friendly and gave us a more than fair price for his services. It was a professional experience through and through with him and his work is top notch. I highly recommend you trust him when he says he'll get the job done and I'm sure we'll be calling him again down the road. Thanks again.
Plumbing ContractorPlumbing Contractor
Crystal M.
I contacted 3 different plumbers around 9pm one night when I realized I had a leak at the top of my water heater. Justin replied to me right away (within minutes) to schedule an assessment. He contacted me again the next morning stating he was on the way! I was stressed beyond measure, so that was music to my ears! He determined that I needed a new water heater and supplied everything I needed. From the time he arrived to the time he completed the work, the communication was clear, concise, timely and accurate. I am extremely pleased and will recommend P&G in a heartbeat.
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
Ian T.
Had a great experience getting our water heater and pressure reducer replaced by PNG. We priced out multiple companies for the job and PNG clearly had the best value. They were able to come out in a very timely manner and their workmanship was top notch. Will definitely be using PNG again!
Superior Plumbing SpecialistsSuperior Plumbing Specialists
Garey S.
I found out my water heater was leaking on Friday night. As soon as I found out, I went on Thumbtack and Derek got in touch within minutes. He provided me with a very reasonable quote. He was able to install a new heater on Saturday. The new install was done very well. The pipe fittings look cleaner than the old heater’s installation and Derek described everything that he had done after the work was complete. I am very pleased with Derek and would highly recommend him.
Georgia Master PlumbingGeorgia Master Plumbing
Andrew C.
These guys are excellent! Responded quickly to my inquiry and gave me a very good price. Showed up on time, diagnosed my need for a new pressure valve in addition to the water heater, were very fair on this additional cost. Worked quickly, did more than I expected, very little disruption to my home and family. They truly understand the value of excellent customer service. I would use them again, and highly recommend them!
The Plumb MedicThe Plumb Medic
Hua X.
Like many other reviewers have said, Kris spent his time to make sure the quality of his work. Paying extra detail to every step of the way. His service is very customized to your specific situation, checking photoes before job to guarantee precise fixes. Price is very competitive and no surprise surcharges when doing the job. I ended up blending a few more smaller plumbing jobs with the bigger water heaters replacement, all gets charged in reasonable price. As a matter of fact, I have recommended Kris to a friend of mine who owns a property management firm. All in all, feel free to hire Kris.
Plumbing ContractorPlumbing Contractor
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